As previously reported by BoxingScene.com, Amir Khan is to meet Indian fighter Neeraj Goyat at the King Abdullah Sports City in Saudi Arabia on July 12.
Khan lost to Terence Crawford via TKO at Madison Square Garden in New York City in his last fight on April 20, and has looked to bounce back swiftly by arranging a quick return to the ring.
The former unified junior welterweight world champion will take on India's Goyat for his regional welterweight belt, in what is Khan's first fight in the Middle East.
"This is an exciting challenge that I have ahead of me. It will be the first time a British Pakistani will fight an Indian boxer, which eventually will bring the two nations together," Khan said.
"I would like to thank the Saudi government and General Sports Authority for giving me this opportunity, and I'm a firm believer in sport being a great healer.
"We are sportsmen and boxers and just want get in the ring and have a great fight. Neeraj is a great champion and for me he is a fighter that I will have train to my best for."
Khan's record stands at 33 wins and five defeats, while 27-year-old Goyat has 11 victories from his 16 professional bouts.
The WBC has sanctioned the fight with a special "pearl title."
“Thank you to WBC President Mauricio Sulaiman for recognizing this historic fight in Saudi Arabia by commissioning a special Pearl Championship belt to be made that will be fiercely fought for between me and Goyat,” Khan said.